Rich is leaning here toward one of my constant beliefs. That is, it’s not fair to place too much blame on the player.
The player uses what he was TAUGHT, runs what he is TOLD, where he was PLACED, only when he is DIRECTED, and for a GIVEN amount of opportunity. There’s a whole lot of ‘COACH’ in the process.
The responsibility to make quick, corrective adjustments when needed lies mostly with the PAID participants, too.
This year’s staff needs to improve, or be changed. My preference was to have seen MOST of that change happening right after last season, but here we are.
I really have to admire the fight in these players. Looks like they are giving everything they can when asked.